Racine man allegedly stabbed child with scissors, made him stand in corner with no sleep as punishment

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Racine man has been charged with Physical Abuse of a Child - Intentionally Cause Bodily Harm and Disorderly Conduct.

James Getz, 40, is accused of abusing a child.

According to the criminal complaint, Getz would trip the child on purpose and make him fall.

Getz also had allegedly locked the child in the basement and made him stand in the corner and not go to sleep. The child told police that he had to stand in the corner with no lights on and that he gets scared.

On one occasion, the criminal complaint alleges that Getz also stabbed the child in the foot with a pair of scissors as a form of punishment.

 Getz will have his Preliminary Hearing on May 31.

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